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The House on Half Moon Street and Off-Island

Alex Reeve and Marlene Hauser Interviewed by Suzi Feay

Sunday, 7 April 2019

2:00pm

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

Debut novelists Alex Reeve and Marlene Hauser discuss their writing and their new novels The House on Half Moon Street and Off-Island.

Reeves’s The House on Half Moon Street features transgender Victorian coroner’s assistant Leo Stanhope and his efforts to uncover a killer without threatening his own future. When the woman he loves is wheeled into the mortuary after being murdered, it threatens to expose his own secret that he was born Charlotte, the daughter of a reverend. Reeve is a university lecturer. His second novel featuring Leo Stanhope, The Anarchists’ Club, is published in May.

Hauser’s Off-Island is the story of wealthy Krista Bourne and her decision whether to continue with a pregnancy. The novel focuses on the emotional pain of abortion and the healing process. Hauser is a writer living in Oxford. She has edited The Writer’s New York City Source Book and has a master of fine arts in creative writing from Columbia University.

Here they talk to journalist and reviewer for the FT Suzi Feay.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden